The 13th annual Super Saturday Bracket Bash and fourth points meet took place this past weekend at the dragway. With an awesome weather forecast and the promise of big payouts 198 competitors packed onto the property for a great weekend of racing. A total of $15,575 in prize money was on the line for Saturday.
In the No Box Category there were 96 entries in the lanes for round one and with the buy-backs in round two it took eight rounds to complete the eliminator. The final featured a couple of veteran stock-superstock competitors in Bruce Riley from Lake Echo and Greg Nickerson from Sackville. Riley paired a 9.264 on 9.26 dial with a .046 RT to pocket the $4400 cheque. For his runner-up effort Nickerson took home $1887. Clayton Howatt from Summerside, PE bowed out in the semi-final and took home $400. Kevin Murphy, Jeremy Keans, Fred Thibeault collected $200 each in the quarter-finals; while Peter Lawrence, Brian Robar, Mike Ingram, John Croft and Chad Ramsay each tallied $100 from the round of 16.
53 competitors entered the Box category and with the buy-backs it took seven rounds to find a victor. In the end it was Yarmouth’s Barrett Bonnar squaring off with Bedford’s Lorne Buchanan. Buchanan lit the red at -.029 to hand the win to Bonnar who was more than ready by hitting the tree at .003. The win gave Bonnar $4063 while Buchanan collected $1741. Sackville’s Michael Whynot just fell short in the semi’s and claimed $400; Bruce Howatt, John Croft and Brett Ramsay each grabbed $200 in the quarters and Jason McNeil, Johnny Rankin, Mark Howes, Stewart Burke, Mike Ingram and Josh Goodwin all received $100 from the round of 16.
The Junior Dragster category sponsored by Cottman Transmission and Pro Tech Roofing & Construction featured 7 eager drivers. The final saw Colton Howes from Rothesay, NB square-off against Mount Uniacke’s Wyatt Rankin. Young Rankin overcame a start line deficit to reel in Howes at the stripe by .06. Morgan Rodgerson and Lacey Weir made it to the semi-finals. Congratulations to our young drivers!
Sunday’s program featured the 4th point’s race of the Greenfield racing series and the third stop on the Atlantic Stock-Super Stock tour. There were 51 Super Pro, 49 Pro, 19 Sportsmen, 4 Sport Compact, 13 Bike /Sled, 7 Junior Dragster and 17 Stock-Superstock that made the call for qualifying. Here are Sunday’s eliminator results:
Top Qualifier- Barrett Bonnar, Yarmouth, ’94 Pontiac, 9.6502 on 9.65
Chad Ramsay, ’89 S-10, .002 RT, 10.614 on 10.60 def. Brandon McNeil, ’81 Malibu, .089 RT, 10.15 on 10.13
Michael Whynot, ’69 Camaro, .036 RT, 9.689 on 9.71 def. John Croft, ’81 Capri, .018 RT, 10.482 on 10.51
Chad Ramsay, .022 RT, 10.596 on 10.59 def. Michael Whynot, .026 RT, 9.692 on 9.68
Top Qualifier- Scott Sprague, Waverley, ’72 Duster, 11.430 on 11.43
Nathan Hirtle, ’80 Camaro, .136 RT, 12.595 on 12.59 def. Don Lavoie, ’04 Corvette, -.042 foul, 11.431 on 11.41
Rob Baxter, Chevy ½ ton, .000 RT, 12.309 on 12.27 def. Jeremy Keans, ’85 Camaro, .056 RT, 11.115 on 11.11
Rob Baxter, .050 RT, 12.374 on 12.27 def. Nathan Hirtle, .157 RT, 12.634 on 12.59
Top Qualifier- Mark Densmore, Liverpool, ’83 Mustang, 14.224 on 14.20
Dan Nickerson, ’94 Firebird, .186 RT, 16.927 on 16.94, BYE
Dave Uhlman, ’98 Mercury, .079 RT, 16.464 on 16.42 def. Donnie Chambers, ’95 Ranger, .148 RT, 13.629 on 13.50
Dave Uhlman, .074 RT, 16.519 on 16.42 def. Dan Nickerson, .142 RT, 16.865 on 16.94
Top Qualifier- Jenna Rippey, Windsor, ’00 Solara, 15.686 on 15.65
Jenna Rippey, ’00 Solara, .171 RT, 15.903 on 15.68 def. Colton Robinson, ’04 Mazda, .162 RT, 16.805 on 16.40
Gus Longaphie, ’95 Tercel, .029 RT, 16.362 on 16.32 def. Danni Rippey, ’02 Solara, .153 RT, 15.672 on 15.78
Jenna Rippey, .202 RT, 15.848 on 15.68 def. Gus Longaphie, -.019 foul, 16.521 on 16.38
Top Qualifier- B. Rhyno, 10.805 on 10.80
Rickey Nauss Jr, ’05 Suzuki, .094 RT, 9.777 on 9.75 def. Glenn Frizzell, ’00 Thundercat, 10.233 on 10.15
Glenn Frizzell, ’00 Arctic Cat, .035 RT, 11.142 on 11.23 def. E. Lockhart, -.198 foul, 11.004 on 11.00
Rickey Nauss Jr, .110 RT, 9.761 on 9.75 def. Glenn Frizzell, .102 RT, 11.183 on 11.20
Top Qualifier- Ashley Walker, Sackville, 8.012 on 7.98
Lacy Weir, .127 RT, 9.078 on 9.04 def. Cale MacKay, .197 RT, 7.936 on 7.92
Ashley Walker, .025 RT, 8.044 def. Wyatt Rankin, .287 RT, 9.914 on 9.95
Lacey Weir, .056 RT, 9.093 on 9.02 def. Ashley Walker, .199 RT, 8.030 on 7.97
Top Qualifier- B/SA, Fred Thibeault, Annapolis Co., ’69 Camaro, 10.158 on 11.55, -1.391
Jack Kierstead, I/SA ’76 Nova, 1.582 RT, Bye
Mike Ingram, D/PS ’93 Camaro, .048 RT, 13.412 on 12.90 def. Bruce Riley, SS/DA ’68 Chevelle, -.014 foul, 11.624 on 10.50
Jack Kierstead, .081 RT, 11.686 on 11.69 def. Mike Ingram, .126 RT, 12.874 on 12.91 dial
Thank-you to all volunteer staff, participants, spectators and sponsors that helped and supported the BRACKET BASH and NSDRA. We look forward to seeing you all back on September 23-25 for the final race of the season which includes the ADRA series in action. Until then...
13TH ANNUAL GREENFIELD BRACKET BASH 2016 AUGUST 20th!!
For a $40 entry fee you can win over $4000! We do it every year...Its BRACKET BASH time folks!
The 13th Annual SUPER SATURDAY BRACKET BASH goes August 20th at Greenfield Dragway. With guaranteed pay-outs back to the quarter-finals there are plenty of opportunities to claim your share of the cash. In 2015 extremely high humidity and area lightening forced an event stoppage allowing 10 Box cars to split a $6360 purse while the remaining No Box competitors shared $6400.
Here are the Super Saturday specifics and payout structure examples (keeping in mind the # of entries will change the purse for the winner and runner-up. Semi, quarter and round of 16 payouts are set and guaranteed amounts).
- Entry fee is $40
- Two categories: Box and No Box (Delay box/device must be removed from vehicle, this includes adj buttons)
- Open to all race vehicles, including motorcycle and snowmobile
- First round losers can buy-back into race for $20
- Round 1 winners will run off separately in round 2
- Buy-back vehicles will run off separately in round 2
- All round 2 winners will run together in round 3
- Random pairing until round of 16 then laddered based-on previous round reaction time
- All entry fee, buy-back and sponsor money is paid-out
- Payouts extend back to round of 16!
- Junior dragster gamblers race, $10 entry with $5 buy-back
- Racer’s appreciation BBQ Saturday evening
In both classes’ semi-final losers win $400, quarter-final losers get $200 and round of 16 losers earn $100 each. These are guaranteed amounts regardless of car count. The remaining funds are split with 70% to the winner and 30% to the runner-up in each class. Also, the sponsorship money is split 60/40 between Box and No Box.
Pay-outs: Here are Box and No Box examples based on a reasonable # of entries:
Box Class: 70 entries & estimated 20 buy-backs:
Total purse in Box = $8300
*Box winner: $4130 *Runner-up: $1770 Semi-finals: $400 Quarter-finals: $200 Round of 16 (or less): $100 * Will vary based on # of entries and buy-backs
No Box Class: 90 entries & estimated 35 buy-backs
Total purse in No Box = $7700
*No Box winner: $3710 *Runner-up: $1590 Semi-finals: $400 Quarter-finals: $200 Round of 16 (or less): $100 *Will vary based on # of entries and buy-backs
Junior Dragster Eliminator- Sponsored by Cottman Transmission and Pro Tech Roofing & Construction
$10 entry fee
$5 buy-back into Round 2 only
1st place $150 + trophy
2nd place $70 + trophy
3rd place $40 + trophy
Confirmed Bracket Bash Sponsors...THANK-YOU
Covey’s Auto Recyclers, O ’Regan’ s Bridgewater, Hatt’s Auto Sales, Bridgewater Insurance, Nellies Canteen, A-1 Towing, Ken Norwood Auto Repair, James Dean Disposal Service, Cottman Transmission, Pro Tech Roofing & Construction, Greenfield General Store, Best Western Bridgewater, Power-Dempsey-Leeds & Reddy Lawyers, Corkum’s Towing, Newcombville Irving, Raven Autosports, Nova Automotive, Kyle Oickle-Snap On, Cronin’s Garage, Shelburne Stevedores, Chris & Lynn Fisheries, Valley Tire, Veinot’s Print, Ellsworth Consulting, MRG Transport, HV Performance, Naugler’s Excavation, RBN Fisheries
This is all part of the fourth points race. On Sunday the standard eliminators will run as well as the Atlantic Stock / Super Stock Series in action. See you there!
Race number three of the Greenfield drag race series scheduled for July 8-10 basically boiled down to a one day event after inclement weather finally closed in for Sunday. Time trials did go off basically uninterrupted Friday and Saturday’s program only had one 45 minute delay around mid-day.
Saturday’s action included a No Box gamblers, Box gamblers and then a combined gamblers later in the day. Here are the eliminator results:
Final: #186E Barrett Bonnar, Yarmouth, NS, .016RT, 10.666 on 9.57 def. #1321 Mike Mattice, Sackville, NS, -.041 foul, 8.787 on 8.63
Semi-finalist: #B2197 Ricky Nauss Jr, Brooklyn, NS
Final: #406 John Croft, Blockhouse, NS, .004 RT, 10.341 on 10.37 def #1009 Jeremy Keans, Bridgewater, NS, .001 RT, 10.950 on 10.98.
Semi-finalist: #2293 Brian Robar, Caledonia, NS
Final: #186E Barrett Bonnar, Yarmouth, NS, .016 RT, 9.606 on 9.60 def #2380 Clay Wambolt, Caledonia, -.016 foul, 12.005 on 11.98
Semi-finalists: #69 Micheal Whynot, Sackville, NS
The next event at the dragway goes August 19-21 with round four of the Greenfield drag racing series and featuring the annual bracket bash on Saturday and the Atlantic Stock / Superstock series on Sunday.